Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Impredicativeness: Impredicatives are concepts which are defined only by means of the propositional sets to which they themselves belong. Problems arise in connection with possible circular conclusions. To avoid paradoxes, the demand is sometimes made to avoid impredicative concepts. See also Paradoxes, Russellian Paradoxy, Poincaré.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Dummett, Michael Impredicativeness   Dummett, Michael
Field, Hartry Impredicativeness   Field, Hartry
Lorenzen, Paul Impredicativeness   Lorenzen, Paul
Poincaré, H. Impredicativeness   Poincaré, H.

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-22